Will Ashley Judd be Kentucky's Obama?

Republicans must win the U.S. Senate in 2014. Yet Democrats are hoping Ashley Judd can appeal to the same shallow voters who re-elected Barack Obama. Judd is only 9 percentage points behind Mitch McConnell, according to a Republican polling firm Harper Polling. At this early stage of the Kentucky U.S. Senate race, 9 points down means Judd might gain traction over the next 20 months. Ms. Judd's fame comes from a Country-Western musical family. In normal times, a Senate Minority Leader would be immune from serious challenge. But her mother Naomi Judd was born in Ashland, Kentucky. "U.S. Senator Al Franken" should sober up those who scoff. If a Saturday Night Live comedian can be elected U.S. Senator, Republicans should assume nothing. Celebrity is especially powerful with voters who don't pay attention to politics. Nowadays, people feel they know a celebrity but put little weight on policy and facts. A Country-Western family might rival even a Senate Minority Leader. Obama's powerful...(Read Full Article)